Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here are the Daily Word List of 5 January, 2017.
1. Zeitgeist (n):the spirit characteristics of a period.
Use: "the story captured the zeitgeist of the late 1960s"
Synonyms the beliefs, ideas and spirit of an era
2. Beleaguer (v): put in a very difficult situation
Use: "the board is supporting the beleaguered director"
Synonyms: to besiege, to vex, harras or beset
3. Veridical (adj): pertaining to an experience, perception or interpretation that accurately represents reality.
Use: “few believe that all claimed religious experiences are Veridical.”
Synonyms: true, genuine
4. Palliative (adj): minimising the progression of a disease and relieving undesirable symptoms for as long as possible, rather than attempting to cure the disease.
Use: "orthodox medicines tend to be palliative rather than curative"
Synonyms: medicine, soothing, sedative.
5. Hog (n): a greedy person who refuses to share.
Use: "he never hogged the limelight"
Synonyms: gluttonous, selfish
6. Strident (adj): a high pitched sound.
Use: "his voice had become increasingly strident"
Synonyms: loud, shrill ,piercing, rough sounding.
7. Murky (adj.): obscure or morally questionable.
Use: "a government minister with a murky past"
Synonyms: questionable, suspicious, suspect, dubious, dark, mysterious, secret;
8. Effete (adj): lacking strength or vitality.
Use: "the authority of an effete aristocracy began to dwindle"
Synonyms: exhausted, spoiled, corrupt, debased, feeble
9. Josh (v): to tease someone in a kindly or friendly fashion.
Use: "he loved to josh people"
Synonyms: joke, kid, banter
10. Lassitude (n): having lack of energy
Use: "she was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed"
Synonyms: lethargy, fatigue, dullness